Updated Heating Map Tool Reflects Latest Study Results
An interactive way to learn about propane heating systems
The new Comparative Heating Map tool reflects several updates and improvements to the previous version. The biggest change occurred behind the scenes: The updated tool bases its claims on the newest version of the study A Comparative Analysis of Residential Heating Systems, completed by Newport Partners in 2011. The study used the most current reports of local energy prices and carbon dioxide emissions data available at the time of publication. As a result, estimates about energy savings and carbon dioxide reductions are more accurately tied to the geographic region entered by the user.
The Propane Interactive Training Module allows you to:
- Estimate annual energy costs.
- Lower a home's HERS index.
- Identify the best heating system for your climate region.
- Explore a fully integrated propane home.
- Find high-perfomance propane products.
Interact with the tool icons at the bottom
to get started!
Third, the tool presents a simpler interface that highlights three or four key advantages of propane systems in each climate zone. For instance, the tool explains that in cold climate regions, high-efficiency propane furnaces have the lowest first cost and lowest overall energy cost of any alternative to a standard-efficiency air source heat pump (ASHP) considered by the study. In other words, there's no good reason not to replace an ASHP with a propane furnace.
Consult the Learn More tab for each climate zone to find links to the complete study and online training courses related to residential heating systems.